Oral Health Equity Leader: Pediatric Care - Online Course

This course defines early childhood caries and addresses the prevalence, etiology, risk factors, and consequences of oral disease in children. Nurses will learn their role in preventing early childhood caries, and as a member of the care team, nurses will promote oral health in children.

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Accreditation:  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This course defines early childhood caries and addresses the prevalence, etiology, risk factors, and consequences of oral disease in children. Nurses will learn their role in preventing early childhood caries, and as a member of the care team, nurses will promote oral health in children.

This course is sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. Upon completion of the course, you will receive an Oral Health Equity Leader Virtual Badge and an Oral Health Equity Leader Kit from Colgate-Palmolive. Each kit includes easy-to-use oral health materials, plus Colgate® toothpaste and toothbrush samples for children. From teaching a lesson or simply engaging with children, you can help us bring oral health education to vulnerable communities. Help kids and their families learn healthy oral care habits that will last a lifetime!
(TERMS AND CONDITIONS: In order to be eligible to receive an Oral Health Equity Leader kit, applicants must have completed Sigma's Oral Health Equity Leader: Pediatric Care course. Only one Oral Health Equity Leader kit per applicant, offer is subject to availability.)

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the prevalence, etiology, and consequences of early childhood caries
  2. Assess a child's risk of developing early childhood caries using a social-ecological model
  3. Determine child, family, and community influences on oral health of children
  4. Create and evaluate a plan for prevention addressing early assessment, oral hygiene, fluoride, dietary practices, and establishment of dental homes

Author Bio:

Susan Patton PhD, MHSA, CNS-BC
Dr. Patton has over 40 years of experience in direct patient care, academic leadership, healthcare administration, and community health research. She has a broad background in community health research with specific training in ethnographic and survey research. Significant scholarly accomplishments over the last five years are related to fall prevention in community dwelling older adults and promoting oral health in children and adults. These efforts have led to significant field research activities and extensive student involvement at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Content Reviewer Bio:

Nigel Pitts FRSE BDS PhD FDS RCS (Eng) FDS RCS (Edin) FFGDP (UK) FFPH
Dr. Nigel Pitts is a Dentist who qualified in London, UK; held academic appointments in London, Hong Kong, and Dundee Universities. At Dundee he was Director of the Dental Health Services Research Unit and Dean of the Dental School. He moved to King's College London in 2013 where he is Director: Dental Innovation and Impact in the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral, & Craniofacial Sciences. He is also co-Founder and Global Chair of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future and co-Founder and Chair of the ICDAS Foundation. He seeks to improve dental caries worldwide and improve health and healthcare.

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